VET SC 7004RW - Intensive Production Medicine

Roseworthy Campus - Semester 2 - 2018

This course will provide students with a basic knowledge and understanding of intensive production species and the common problems encountered within these systems. Emphasis will be placed on pigs, poultry and aquaculture industries.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code VET SC 7004RW
    Course Intensive Production Medicine
    Coordinating Unit School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s Roseworthy Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 7 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites VET SC7009RW & VET SC 7011RW
    Restrictions Available to D.Veterinary Medicine students only
    Course Description This course will provide students with a basic knowledge and understanding of intensive production species and the common problems encountered within these systems. Emphasis will be placed on pigs, poultry and aquaculture industries.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Kapil Chousalkar

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 To have a knowledge of the common problems encountered within aquaculture industries
    2 To have a knowledge of the common problems encountered within pig industries
    3 To have a knowledge of the common problems encountered within the poultry industries
    4 To be able to assess the common problems encountered within intensive production
    industries
    5 To be able to conduct a clinical audit of intensive production facilities
    6 To be able to prepare a veterinary health plan for an intensive production facility
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1-6
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    5,6
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    1-6
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1-6
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    1-6
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    3 lectures of 1 hr each per week
    1 practical of 4 hrs each per week which may involve tutorial allotment

    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    A student enrolled in a 3 unit course, such as this, should expect to spend, on average 12 hours per week on the studies required. This includes both the formal contact time required to the course (e.g.,
    lectures and practicals), as well as non-contact time (e.g., reading and revision).
    Learning Activities Summary
    This course is divided into three components: Aquaculture, Pigs and Poultry.

    Aquaculture Lectures
    ·  Aquaculture Industry
    ·   Aquatic Animal Biology and Health
    ·   Aquatic Animals in the Environment
    ·   Aquatic Animal Nutrition and Food Safety
    ·   Aquatic Animal Reproduction and Genetics
    ·   Aquatic Animal Production Systems
    ·   Aquaculture in Practice
    ·   Systemic Pathology and Histopathology
    ·   Microbial diseases
    ·   Parasitic diseases
    ·   Immunology
    ·   Epidemiology and Health Control
    ·   Eco-toxicology

    Practicals
    ·   Aquatic nutrition
    ·   Aquatic reproduction
    ·   Epidemiology & health control
    ·   Visit to Aquaculture facility

    Pigs
    Lectures
    • Environmental medicine and pig flowsGilt introduction and biosecurityDiseases of systems: musculoskeletal, respiratory, gastrointestinal, skin, nervous, cardiovascular, haemopoetic & lymphatic systems, urogenital system and the udder
    • Infertility/fertility
    • Differential diagnosis
    Practicals
    • Farm design/construction
    • Case-based problem solving
    • Records analysis analysis

    Practicals
    ·   Clinical farm audit
    ·   Case-based problem solving
    ·   Sub-clinical data analysis

    Poultry Lectures
    ·  Management, Vaccination & Biosecurity
    ·  Nutrition of chickens and dietary deficiencies
    ·  Immunosuppressive diseases
    ·  Respiratory diseases
    ·  Multifactorial conditions
    ·  Systemic diseases
    ·  Enteric diseases
    ·  Locomotory abnormalities
    ·  Integumentary conditions
    ·  Diseases of waterfowl
    ·  Turkey production and diseases
    ·  Differential diagnosis of poultry diseases
    ·  Poultry welfare and legislation

    Practicals
    ·  Clinical audit of a laying unit
    ·  Clinical audit of a broiler unit
    ·  Veterinary health plan
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting HURDLE Learning Outcome
    Written pig farm report Summative 16% No 1-4
    Written report (aquaculture) Summative 16% Yes 5, 6
    Mid semester theory exam (poultry) Formative

    Summative
    16% Yes 5, 6
    Final theory exam Summative 52% Yes 1-6
    An exemption to the hurdle requirements of the Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy has been approved by the Faculty of Sciences for 2018.
    Assessment Related Requirements
    HURDLE: To pass this course students must:

    1. Attain a minimum of 50% on the mid semester theory exam
    ·   Students that do not attain a minimum of 50% will be offered an additional assessment
    ·   Students that are absent from any practical or tutorial without approval (following the University guidelines for application for a replacement examination on medical or compassionate grounds) from the course coordinator will not be eligible for additional assessment

    2. Attain a minimum of 50% on the written report
    ·   Students that do not attain a minimum of 50% will be offered an additional assessment
    ·   Students that are absent from any practical or tutorial without approval (following the University guidelines for application for a replacement examination on medical or compassionate grounds) from the course coordinator will not be eligible for additional assessment

    3. Attain a minimum of 50% on the end of semester theory exam
    ·  Students that do not attain a minimum of 50% will NOT be offered an additional assessment
    ·  Students that are absent from any practical or tutorial without approval (following the University guidelines for application for a replacement examination on medical or compassionate grounds) from the course coordinator will not be eligible for additional assessment

    Assessment Detail
    The course is divided into three components: Pigs, Poultry and Aquaculture.

    Mid-semester theory exam: Students will undertake a 1 hr mid semester theory exam that will cover the poultry component of the course. The exam will consist of a series of MCQs and short answer type questions.

    Written reports: The aquaculture and pig component will contain a written report based around a practical aspect of that component. It is expected that the report will not be longer than 2500 words.

    End of semester theory exam: A 3 hr end of semester theory exam will be held to test all components of the course. The exam will consist of a combination of short answer, multiple choice and long answer questions.
    Submission
    Late Submission

    If an extension is not applied for, or not granted then a penalty for late submission will apply. A mark of zero will be allocated to late submitted assessment.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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